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Wayne F. Tauber

Wayne F. Tauber

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

Wayne is from the local area of Appleton and graduated from Appleton East High School. He earned an Associates Degree from Fox Valley Technical College in Criminal Justice and an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from Milwaukee Area Technical College. 

Wayne came to Valley Funeral Home as a Funeral Director in 1995. Over the years he has dedicated himself to making Valley Funeral Home a place where families can feel comfortable and welcome as they experience one of the most difficult times in their lives. He has built the business on his belief of "Serving as would be Served." 

Wayne has two children, Taylor and Alec and resides in Appleton.

Telephone: 1-920-733-5435

Email: wayne@valleyfh.com


Mark A. Vande Kolk

Mark A. Vande Kolk

Licensed Funeral Director

Mark has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1977. He attended Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac and Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been a Funeral Director for Valley Funeral Home since 2010. Mark brings with him a career dedicated to serving and assisting families. 

Mark and his wife, Bethany, live in Appleton and are attending First United Methodist Church in Neenah. He and Bethany enjoy family outings to Brewers, Timber Rattlers and Packers games. Most of all, Mark enjoys working in the yard or a barbecue with neighbors and friends.

Mark retired in July 2019 but you still might see him from time to time.  We miss him dearly and wish him nothing but the best!

Telephone: 1-920-733-5435

Email: valley@valleyfh.com


Matthew MacKenzie

Matthew MacKenzie

Licensed Funeral Director

Matthew has been a Licensed Funeral Director in Wisconsin since 2000.  He has also been licensed as a Funeral Director in Minnesota since 2007. Matthew acquired his Wisconsin insurance agent license in life and health in 2014.  He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Operation Desert Storm/Shield.  Matthew has been honored to serve families at the Valley Funeral Home since 2011. 

Matthew is married and has one daughter.  They live in Greenville, and are members of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Appleton.

Telephone: 1-920-733-5435

Email: valley@valleyfh.com


Stacy L. Olson

Stacy L. Olson

Licensed Advance Planner/Administrator

Stacy joined Valley Funeral Home in 2012 and has loved every minute of it! Stacy was born and raised in Appleton; graduated from Appleton North High School and later from Fox Valley Technical College. In 2014 Stacy earned her Wisconsin Life Insurance License and is honored to assist families with advance planning and funding of funeral services.   

Stacy is married to, her loving husband, Chad. Together, they enjoy attending sporting events and spending time with their family and friends. Stacy and Chad welcomed their first son, Chase in September 2014!

Telephone: 1-920-733-5435

Email: stacy@valleyfh.com


Jamie L. Chaney

Jamie L. Chaney

Licensed Funeral Director

Jamie joined Valley Funeral Home in 2017. She was born and raised in the Twin cities of Marinette, WI. and Menominee, MI. where she currently resides. She has worked in the healthcare field for 16 years before becoming a Licensed Funeral Director.

Jamie is a 1996 graduate of Marinette High School, 2009 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Marinette and in 2010 she earned her Associate of Science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, IL. She currently holds a Mortuary license for both states of Wisconsin and Michigan. Jamie takes great pride in her work and strives to take exceptional care of the families that she serves. She believes that a good director will be there for the family at all times when needed. 

Jamie likes to spend her free time with family and friends, taking her dog for walks out by the Menominee North Pier Lighthouse, spending quality time with her parents and children, and relaxing along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Telephone: 1-920-733-5435

Email: valley@valleyfh.com


Bee Vang

Licensed Funeral Director

Bee has been a licensed Funeral Director since 2013.  He is originally from Milwaukee but is currently residing in Appleton.  He attended Milwaukee Area Technical College for funeral service and graduated from Ottawa University in business management.  

Bee and his wife Celine are expecting their first baby the summer of 2018.  In their free time they both like to play sports and go to church. 

Telephone: 1-920-733-5435

Email: valley@valleyfh.com


Sam Busalacchi

Sam Busalacchi

Licensed Funeral Director

Sam has been a licensed Funeral Director since 2013.  He is originally from Park Falls and moved to Appleton in 2019.  He attended Milwaukee Area Technical College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science in 2012.

In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, taking pictures and going up north to see family and friends. 

Telephone: 1-920-733-5435

Email: valley@valleyfh.com


Jenni Giguere

Administrative Assistant

Jenni joined Valley Funeral Home in December 2018 with the desire to help those going through a difficult time in their life.  Jenni has over 20 years of experience in customer service and administrative assistant roles. She enjoys talking to people and finding out more about them. 

Jenni relocated to Appleton in 2010 from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She enjoys going to concerts, Packers games and traveling. Most of all, Jenni enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren, Scarlett and Declan.  

Telephone: 1-920-733-5435

Email: valley@valleyfh.com


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